Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Aug 2010 22:16 UTC
Internet & Networking Well, some rumblings in Chromium-land today. An attentive user found out that it looked like Chromium, the open source, un-Googled version of Chrome, was phoning home to Google during start-up. A long discussion ensued, and together with Chromium hackers, the behaviour was clarified, and traced to a regression somewhere in the code. Open source at work, people.
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by Mr.Manatane on Thu 12th Aug 2010 21:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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Yeah, because putting your evil world domination plans right IN THE MIDDLE of your extremely popular open source project makes TOTAL sense.

Jesus people, use your brains. You have to be a total idiot to think this is intentional.

I am pretty sure that if it were Apple, you should be the first to say that it was intentional and that they are evil ...

My feeling about that was they put it there intentionally until someone discover it. Then they can say it was a mistake, but they took personnal data since many month already.

And we are lucky that someone look at it ...

And the funny thing that nobody speak about is in his message
Than it makes 3-5 requests to "google safebrowsing", and then verify all requests i make wia sefebrowsing "feature". But requests to safebrowsing are not anonymous. All of them signed with cookie, getted on the first 2-3 requests, that i copied here.

Edited 2010-08-12 22:02 UTC

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